I have no clue what that is, but I tell you what--they're dang tasty.
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Posted by Lisa Yak at 10:03 PM
Ah, summertime! Sunny skies, warm breezes, and plenty of fresh fruit in season!!
But with all of this wonderful fresh fruit comes that annual dreaded nemesis: fruit flies.
|Fruit looks so pretty set out in a basket on the counter|
--unfortunately, fruit flies think so, too. Don't do it!
|After only 7 hours--ugh!|
This is a trap that I left
Posted by Lisa Yak at 11:34 AM
My eldest daughter text me some photos last week from what appeared to be a recent shopping excursion. She was standing in front of a full length mirror, modeling a few different outfits. Every single one of them was trendy, stylish, and fit her perfectly. I complimented her about it, and that's she told me: everything had been selected for her and mailed to her via StitchFix.
Back before I started using Adblocker on my browser, I used to see ads for that company on Facebook, but disregarded them because I didn't think they were worth it. I don't like the idea of getting stuck with automatic monthly shipments, and being "height challenged", shopping for clothes is usually not easy--I'm just barely too tall for petite-length clothes, and regular length is usually a bit too long.
Still...when she clued me in on the process, I was intrigued enough to give it a try.
You start by filling out a thorough profile on yourself, your likes and dislikes when it comes to clothing, style preferences (Dressy, Business Casual, Casual, etc.), and what types of items you'd like to receive (shoes, tops, jeans) and how often. I was pleasantly surprised to see that you can schedule shipments at varying intervals: monthly for a regular "Fix," once every two months or once every three months to space them out more, or every 2-3 weeks if you want to build a wardrobe quickly.
My daughter sent me her referral code (so that she gets $25 if I place an order, and so will I, on a future order), and then my husband found an AmEx offer that will give me $25 back onto my credit card if I spend, $50 or more. Okay...let's give it a go!
I downloaded the app and visited the website, where I filled out the questionnaire. For once, I was completely honest about my height and weight, and didn't hold back when answering the questions about what parts of my body I'd like to highlight vs. what I'd like to de-emphasize. I also took advantage of the opportunity to provide "additional comments" and told the stylist what types of necklines I prefer, what typically looks and feels right in terms of color and fit, and then hit "Send" and hoped for the best.
The website also has a "thumbs up, thumbs down" gallery that you scroll through, not unlike a dating app, and indicate which items you like or dislike. Supposedly, this helps the stylist assigned to you to figure out what type of pieces to send.
After a few days of obsessively checking back on the website to give more ratings--I think that's my favorite part--I was informed that my stylist had chosen some items for me, and I would receive it within a week. My credit card was charged a $20 styling fee, which would be credited towards my order if I decided to keep any of the items. The shipment will include a pre-paid envelope so that I can return any items that I don't want.
*Note: if you do keep ALL 5 of the items, you're rewarded with a 25% discount on the entire order. This makes a significant difference in the price, and if you're on the fence about one item, it could be less expensive to just keep it and donate it to a friend.
|Styling Cards and Note from My Stylist|
Posted by Lisa Yak at 8:31 PM
My dear, long-suffering husband indulged my long-standing love for Barry Manilow by taking me to see his concert in Atlantic City tonight. Barry sounded great, and always puts on a fun, entertaining show.
I live-streamed a few of the songs, but this one was a stand-out: watch and see about halfway through, they put up video of Barry Manilow singing Mandy back in the 1970s, while modern-day Barry sings with him as a duet. Loved it!
Posted by Lisa Yak at 10:13 PM